Thursday, 17 May 2012

Haul - Music, Shoes, New Look....

This is a just a small haul from over the last few weeks. I'm glad to be back blogging as usual again, so I thought I'd start off properly with some latest buys. I've had to stop drinking for a month, and already that has allowed me to save some money to buy some nice things, haha I should really take a month off from drinking more often.
 I can't wait to wear this outfit out. As much as I usually don't like Primark, well the one on my town anyway, I'm actually very impressed with their clothes at the moment. There's a lot of vintage looking items which I absolutely am loving of course. This pleated skirt is actually a lot darker, but as I had to make the image brighter due to the horrible grey weather today. I really wanted a white boobtube but unfortunately Primark didn't have any left in my size and I didn't want to spend around £7 on one from New Look, so I got this one from Primark, and it's still just as good. Now of course, the Lita copies. I have adored Jeffrey Campbell's shoes for over a year now, but have never been able to justify spending over £100 on them. So when I saw all the copies floating around on the internet I thought it would be a great chance to get a pair, except that most of the copies online, are still around £40, which is still too pricy for me, so I walked into Jonathan James today, and I spotted these beauties, for an amazing £26.99! I just had to have them!
Skirt - 12.99, Primark.
Boob tube - £2.50, Primark.
Lita copies - £26.99, Jonathan James.
 I picked these up quite a few weeks ago from Jonathan James. JJs have started selling Creeper copies that are exactly like Creepers now, I wish I'd waited a little longer, but I still really love these ones. They're quite hard to break-in though. They're fine if you wear two pairs of thick tights, or socks with them, but if you do buy these or any other Creepers, I'd recommend not wearing a pair of thin tights as you will end up with very, very nasty blisters.
Unfortunately I don't remember how much these were, but they were somewhere around £20 - £25 I think.
I've been wanting to start a vinyl record collection for years now, and have just never got round to buying any until a couple of weeks ago. My first purchase was Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' from a local record shop. I was completely amazed at the condition of it to say that it's 30 years old. It looks almost brand new.
The next thing I bought was Marina & the Diamonds new album 'Electra Heart', if you enjoyed 'The Family Jewels' album you will really enjoy this. When I heard this for the first time, it was (and still is) absolutely incredible, it really is one of the best records ever. I highly recommend it. I bought the Deluxe version which also included 4 art cards, which is the same price as the deluxe version from HMV.
Finally, Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'. Must I need to talk about this? It's just absolutely beautiful and I'm such a huge fan of Gaga. I couldn't have chosen a better album to be the second addition to my vinyl collection.
Michael Jackson 'Thriller' LP - £4.99, local record shop.
Marina & The Diamonds ' Electra Heart' Deluxe Version - £11.99,
Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' LP - £11.32,

Kelli xo

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Topshop Wishlist

I'm a big fan of Topshop, just as much as any other girl, and they certainly have some amazing pieces on their website lately, that I just can't stop looking through it! I'm loving the vertical stripe/beetlejuice style pieces and the pastel colours they have going on. I wish I could afford all their clothes, but here are the ones that I've had my eye on for a while now and that are at the top of my list to get some time soon I hope.

1. Lace Collar Blouse by Sister Jane, £45.00.
2. Heidi Dress by Motel, £42.00.
3. Moto Anchor Denim Jacket, £50.00.
4. Pony Pendant Necklace, £12.50.
5. Dr Martens 8 Eye Smooth Boots, £100.00.
6. Retro Snake Trim Satchel, £34.00.
Jordan Jeans by Motel, £48.00.

Kelli xo

Monday, 2 April 2012

Collective Haul: New Look, Vintage Fair, Boots and more....

This is a small collective haul from over the last 2 weeks. Not much for a collective haul but I still wanted to share what I've bought with you guys. I should also have some ootd's up within the next week or two featuring my new clothes.
Here's a few things I bought from Bodycare. I've been after a good shampoo and conditioner for a while to give my hair a healthy look again, and I've heard good things about the V05 ones, and since I've tried their heat spray and hairspray and loved them, I was hoping these would be just as good and they really are so I'm pleased I got these. They were only 99p each which is great for such good products.
I got the usual Simple Facial Wipes as I always do, they're the best facial wipes in my opinion and these were (I think) £1.99.
I needed some more body sprays and these Charlie ones are only 99p each. Pink has always been my favourite one and I also wanted to try their new Enchant one too, which is also a lovely scent.
Also picked up a nail polish remover as I've been needing a new one for a while and I've already used this. It's really good, but I can't recall the price of it, it's definitely somewhere between £1 and £2 though.
I have been wanting one of the Collection 2000 lip creams since they launched them back in last year, they look so nice and I finally decided to get one. I got Number 1 'Cotton Candy', and it's just such a nice lip cream. I might do a review on it if anyone would like to see one but I think there may already have been so many reviews on them out there.
I got this 'K' initial necklace from Primark, and I just had to get it as I've been looking for an initial necklace for a long time time. It was only around £2 and it has little rhinestones all over it.
I picked up these gorgeous earrings from New look. I've been wanting some nice feathered, hoop earrings for a while now so I got these. They were somewhere around £3 and I'm a bit disappointed in how poor they are made though as all the other ones on the rack had feathers missing and were just ruined, and I thought these were the only ones that were fine until two feathers feell off while I was wearing them unfortunately. Still lovely though but due to the shade of pink that my hair is, I do wish they had them in blue, I think they would have looked a lot nicer with my hair then.

I went to a local Vintage Fair two weeks ago and one stall had some great rockabilly style cropped tops like this one. I'm really into polkadots lately so I bought this one for £24. It was quite expensive but definitely worth it. This top has also had quite a lot of reactions when I've worn it in public too, mostly nagative reactions but I hardly care about what other people think of me only showing about 3cm of belly, because I love how it looks and that's what matters the most.
I also bought this amazing cameo necklace from the Vintage Fair too. I've seen these all over but have never decided to buy one up until I saw this, and it was only £6 too! even though it's showing up as a copper/gold colour on here too, it's actually a silver colour. I just love this, it goes with so many things.
Finally on Thursday I got these two dresses. They're available in both House of Fraser and New Look, but I bought them both seperately. The red one from House of Fraser and the dark navy blue (it looks black on here) one from New Look. I bought them seperately because the fabric on the blue ones that were in House of Fraser were all frayed on the seams and the bows were ruined etc... so I got it from New Look instead, and it was the only one with no problems. I just had to get it though because I've been after it for so long now and as I said earlier, I have quite a thing for polkadots right now.
Left dress was around £12, and the right dress was £30.

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Kelli xo

Thursday, 29 March 2012

REVIEW: Vintage Lip Balms by Technic.

I was in Bodycare a couple of weeks ago looking at some of the makeup, and I noticed these pretty lip balms. I'm an absolute lover of vintage so these definitely caught my eye and as I was amazed to not have seen one review on these yet I thought I would share these amazing finds with everyone as they are a personal favourite of mine now.
The packaging is lovely as you can see, with a pin-up girl and flowers.
I only have three of them but they do come in 4 different flavours/shades/scents:
Kir Royale, Long Island Iced Tea, Margarita, and Blue Lagoon.
Kir Royale has a really sweet, fruity scent to it, a bit like mango or kiwi, it's hard to pin point the scent of this one but it's such a nice one and it's the one I've worn the most so far..
Long Island Iced Tea has a very sweet, bubblegum type scent to it, it's definitely my personal favourite out of these three.
Margarita has a very strong scent, and if you don't like alcohol, I highly doubt you will like this one. When I first smelt it I was very surprised at how much it really did smell like alcohol but it takes some getting used to and after a while it doesn't smell so bad, but in all honesty it isn't exactly the nicest out of the three.
I'm going to buy Blue Lagoon when I head into town this weekend and I shall do a mini review on that when I include it in a collective haul next week.

What I love most about these lip balms is that they leave your lips so soft and they last for so long too. They feel really moisturising and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good balm for dry lips that isn't sticky.

These are only 99p each from Bodycare and for that price you can't go wrong!

Kelli xo